Today I decided to try my hand at a CAS (Clean and Simple) card again. I tend to use lots of layers, and pile on the techniques and embellishments on my cards. CAS is a real challenge for me. So...hopefully this is clean and simple enough to enter into a couple of CAS challenges.....
It took every ounce of restraint to keep from adding just one more thing, just to fill in some of that space. But I have to admit, I really like the simplicity of it. I decided to get the picture taken and put it up on my blog, lest temptation to 'clutter it up' takes over.
I created the background on watercolor paper with some Tim Holtz distress inks and the watercolor 'smoosh' technique. I just rubbed inks on to a piece of acetate, spritzed it with water, then smooshed it onto my watercolor paper. I repeated until I reached my desired look.
The stamps are from Penny Black (Live it up! #30-289). I used distress inks to watercolor them, then colored pencils to add highlights and shading.
I am adding my card to these challenges:
Addicted To Stamps - Clean and simple
AAA Cards Challenge - Summer fun
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Happy birthday
I'm so happy you stopped by today. Thank you for visiting. Enjoy your summer weekend, and don't forget to take time for yourself.